THE PROFESSIONAL AND INDUSTRIAL VOICE OF QUEENSLAND’S TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS IN STATE SCHOOLS AND TAFE FOR MORE THAN 130 YEARS.

Right to disconnect over the holidays - 15 September 2021

With Term 3 ending this Friday, we’re urging members to exercise their Right to Disconnect over the school holidays.

In a previous member survey, the QTU noted that a majority of members felt reducing digital communication would help manage workload. We continue to advocate for the Queensland government to follow the lead of some European countries and formally pass legislation that recognises employees right to disconnect outside of hours.

In the absence of such a move, we respect our members’ professional autonomy and suggest setting an out of office response on your @eq.edu.au email account.

For more on QTU members’ right to disconnect from digital communication visit the QTU website at https://www.qtu.asn.au/workload_reduction/digital-communication-and-right-disconnect

Uploaded 15 September 2021

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